Sharing Our Faith

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2 Timothy 1:8 advises us that Christians should not be ashamed of testifying to the truths revealed to us. Faith is a treasure of life which is enriched by being shared. Pillar members will inquire into ways and means of bearing witness by confessing faith without giving way to fear or embarrassment. Sharing is not just verbal. Example, acknowledgement of failure and the creation of loving service is a powerful authentication of Christian commitment that is seen by others. A deliberately lived Christian life is a great draw for those who suffer without faith and hope.

Reflection on the First Sunday in Lent

Reflection on the First Sunday in Lent – All temptation begins with our thoughts. We always have the ability to choose to ignore these thoughts or to allow them to remain in our minds. If these thoughts remain with us, they may likely lead us down the wrong path. Temptation entices us to sin and […]

Reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany The Readings, Responsorial Psalm, and Gospel all contain and reflect on His light – the gift of light in our lives given to us by God, through the birth of His Son Jesus. We are special, as not all generations or people have received this gift. We have become […]

Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family

by Shannon Jones

Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family Every November, you will hear me say the same thing… “This year, I will be organized for Christmas! This year, I won’t stress over the small stuff. This year, I will focus on what is really important!” And, lo and behold, every December 22, you […]

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday in Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Did you ever ask yourself, “Why am I here?”   Did you ever wonder why God placed you where you are on a given day or in the job you currently hold? Many times during my life, I’ve found myself in a place, a job, or a situation that […]

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent Today’s readings, Responsorial Psalm, and Gospel are all great examples of the building blocks of our Catholic lives. Today, Jesus instructs us that we are His instruments of love and action, if we hold true to His path. Our most precious possession here is time. With all of […]

Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent Advent developed from “ad-venire” in Latin which means “to come to”. God the Almighty came to us in human form. The Father of Christmas gives Love, the Mother shares Peace, & the Baby offers Hope. In my family, growing up in St. Louis, my Dad taught us that […]

Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the First Sunday of Advent Advent is the Holy season that precedes Blessed Christmas. Advent, the season of expectation, is the special time when we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus! We light the Advent wreath, as the days grow darker in the winter. Our Advent wreath becomes a growing circle […]

Discipleship Road Map-Part 4

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Last week we focused on the “The Commissioned Disciple” and this week we conclude our four part series with… “The Disciple Maker” As Christian disciples we are all called to learn the teachings of Jesus Christ. Once we learn the teachings of Jesus we are then called to live our lives accordingly. As disciples of […]

Discipleship Road Map-Part 3

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Last week we focused on the “The Growing Disciple” and we continue our four part series this week with… “The Commissioned Disciple” “Christianity without discipleship is trying to live the Christian life without Christ at the center. Discipleship is not just a church program or some church event; it is the root of our life […]